Two True Blood Villains Make List of 15 Creepiest TV Characters

November 14, 2010 by  

Russell and Maryann “Characters That Give Us The Heebie-Jeebies”

There are a number of TV characters that give us the creeps.  Could be the way they look or maybe its the way they act, but some characters stand out more than others. Popculturemonster.com recently put out a list of the 15 television characters that disturb us the most and True Blood’s own Russell Edgington and Maryann Forrester made the cut!  Here is the complete list.

Russell Edgington – True Blood

Russell Edgington True Blood

At over 3000 years old the Vampire King of Mississippiis used to doing what he wants without consequence.  Having that kind of power would definitely go to your head.  Russell begins the season kidnapping Bill, sharing his blood with werewolves and beheading the Magister.  However once his long time lover Talbot is killed, Russell goes from evil to unbalanced in the blink of an eye, ripping out the spine of an on-air anchorman and staking a human to re-enact his lover’s death.  Arguably his “creepiest” act was carrying Talbot’s remains around in a glass jar until they were flushed down the garbage disposal.

Lilith – Supernatural

Lilith was a demon that possess humans on Supernatural.  She is disturbing enough when she is in the form of a little girl, however what cemented her position on this list was when she was all grown up and it was revealed that she eats babies.

Angelus – Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel

There were a number of scary characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spin-off Angel, however none stand out more than Angelus.  Alternating between terrorizing Buffy and tapping into his inner stalker by drawing her in her sleep, it was his murder of Jenny Calendar that earned him his spot on this list.  As if killing her wasn’t bad enough, he left her dead body in bed for her boyfriend to find, after making the scene look like a carefully planned seduction.

Maryann Forrester – True Blood

The first time we see Maryann is standing by the side of the road, naked, with a pig.  Its hard to believe but it was actually downhill from there.  There are several things which could have landed Maryann on this list.  From causing the town to engage in orgies, her sacrifice to her god or serving human heart pie, take your pick!

Der Kindestod – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Der Kindestod’s looks alone could land him on this list.  On top of being creepy looking, he cannot be seen by healthy people and preys on sick children, which only adds to his disturbing vibe.  This demon is so bad that his episode is one of the only Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode’s that isn’t shown in reruns.  He meets his end by Buffy snapping his neck.

The Wraith – Stargate: Atlantis

The Wraith are a telepathic alien species that feed on the life force of human beings.  While their perfectly normal names like Todd and Michael are amusing, the feeding organs on their hands that reduces humans to ugly messes, earned them their spot on this list.

The Peacock Family – The X-Files

If the inbreeding doesn’t disturb you enough, the limbless mutant mother ought to do it for you.  There are numerous reasons this family will give you the heebie-jeebies.

Benjamin Linus – Lost

Benjamin Linus was the leader of the Others and his motives for the most part were never really clear.  He was responsible for the death of several people on the island.  Ben constantly changed sides and the mind games, combined with his beady little eyes earned him his spot on the list.

Dave Williams – Desperate Housewives

Just one look at Dave Williams and you know something is not quite right.  He screams mentally unbalanced.  We learn that his wife and child were killed in a car accident prompting him to dive right off the deep end.  He kills his shrink, sets a fire and blames a child for it and chokes his wife.  In his final act of crazy he kidnaps Susan and her son earning himself a trip to the loony bin and a spot on this list.

Pennywise The Dancing Clown – IT

Let’s face it – clowns can be pretty creepy.  When you add in that this particular clown shapeshifts into whatever his victim fears most, well its no wonder he’s on this list. 

The Gentlemen – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Gentlemen are fairy tale ghouls who steal your voice so you can’t scream while they take out your heart.  They do this while smiling and clapping.  Creepy much?  Out of the 44 minute episode that The Gentlemen are part of there is only 17 minutes of dialogue.  This was also the only episode of the show to earn an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Writing.

The Smoke Monster – Lost

The fact that this is an unexplained fog with an apparent agenda is unsettling enough!  The Man In Black was turned into the fog after an encounter with the Heart of the Island.  It manifests itself as other people and uses this ability to lure people to its side.  Many of the deaths were a result of The Smoke Monster whether directly or indirectly.

The Reavers – Firefly & Serenity

Reavers are humans who live on the fringes of civilized space and have turned animalistic.  With a warning label of “they’ll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skins into their clothing, and if we’re very, very lucky, they’ll do it in that order”, its not surprising that they made the list.

Matthias Pavayne – Angel

Matthias Pavayne was a doctor that was nicknamed The Reaper for performing unnecessary, fatal surgeries on his patients.  He committed a series of brutal, ritualistic murders.  An eerie chant of “It’s gonna get you. Reaper’s gonna get you” is enough to creep you out.

Trinity/Arthur Mitchell – Dexter

Arthur Mitchell was a serial killer on Dexter, who was also known as the Trinity Killer. Arthur managed to portray the kindly family man to the general public, while flying into rages in private.  He is obsessed with his dead family members and he manages to get into your head and disturb you.

So what do you think of this list?  Is there anyone obviously missing?

Source: popculturemonster.com

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  • Roberta

    I was chilled by last season’s doctor killer on Grey’s Anatomy. Also, the wonderful (ended to soon) show Carnival had a creepy Clancy Brown who played Brother Justin Crowe and his equally creepy sister Iris Crowe. They started killing at a young age and their relationship between each other was really creepy too.